Cryptic Nights | Flight
Thursday 4th May 2017, 8pm. £9|£6
Main Gatehouse, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
A site-specific soundscape influenced and inspired by the migration of barnacle geese from Norway’s Svalbard Islands to Caerlaverock in southern Scotland. Composed by Stuart Macpherson, Flight invites you to explore the impressive, historic surroundings of the University of Glasgow.
Using multiple live and recorded sound sources featuring musicians Greg Lawson and Su-a Lee, Macpherson has created a promenade performance that mimics the movement of birds soaring through a series of iconic spaces across the campus.
Dialogues | Quasar Sax Quartet
Friday 31st March 2017, 8pm. FREE
St Giles' Cathedral, 194 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE
A performance of work by Michael Edwards and Martin Parker. 'hyperboles 3' by Edwards demands great stillness on the part of the players and the audience. Consisting almost exclusively of delicate multiphonics, upon which electronics are superimposed to surround the audience.
Parker's 'scripts' are inserted into 'hyperboles 3' as a type of punctuation. A seamless intervention, but distinctively different, offering players (and listeners) an opportunity to move and breathe in a different way before Michael's piece resumes. Changes in lighting distinguish different sections.
Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden
This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.
Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.